Welfare reform

30 January 2013 Last updated at 10:46

 

 Welfare Reform Video

 
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​​​​​​​​From Monday 1 April 2013, the way that benefits are worked out will change as part of the government’s welfare reform.
 
One of the changes to the benefits system will mean housing benefit is paid based on the number of bedrooms that you need, not on the full rent of the property… this is otherwise known as the ‘bedroom tax’.
 
There are many other changes that will affect you. All are explained by clicking on the links in the related information on the right hand side.
 
We're working hard to make sure you will be able to cope with the changes and manage your money.
 
For more information, please contact our customer access team on 0300 123 1966 or email financialinclusionteam@greatplaces.org.uk.